Quality Inn & Suites
410 5th St., S.W.
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: (641) 423-4444
Fax: (641) 424-5358
City National Bank Building and the adjacent Park Inn Hotel were both designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Construction of this Prairie School style building was accomplished in 1910. Now the City National Bank Building is also taken over by the hotel and now has rooms for guests.
The Surf Ballroom has been a Clear Lake fixture on North Shore Drive, since its establishment in 1933. Covering over 30,000 square feet (2787.09 square meters), the historic cultural space can accommodate up to 2,100 patrons. The place resonates with Americana and Rock 'n' Roll nostalgia and has hosted several well-known international artists and performers. In fact it is famously noted as the last performance venue of Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and J.P “The Big Bopper” Richardson. For its association with “The Day the Music Died”, it has been accredited as a Historic Rock and Roll Landmark at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum 91407. Needless to say, any event showcased here is bound to be unforgettable.
Spread across 91 acres (36.83 hectares), Heritage Park was established in 1999. It is a great place to get a glimpse of rural America. It features historic structures such as a 1930 school house, a 1920s gas station, a century old school, an old black smith shop, log houses, farmstead, barns, museums, a doll house and an entertainment pavilion. The wide collection of antique agricultural machines and steam engines displayed adds to its rustic environment. Check out the American Indian relics, minerals, vintage furniture, farm tools, household items, looms and more. Find out how a sawmill works, corn is shelled and shredded, wool is spun, etc at the various demonstrations held in the buildings of the park.